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ABOUT THE WORK is an actors studio tailored to the actor who takes their acting craft seriously. Led by Artistic Director Murisa Harba, students meet once a week at our beautiful, newly renovated studio to work on their craft. We believe it is important to create and maintain an environment that is supportive, and our studio has been designed to be a safe place for actors to be pushed out of their comfort zones on an ongoing basis. If you are constantly doing the same old, good work, you are not growing. By pushing into the unknown, we teach you to turn the uncomfortable into the comfortable and to raise the bar by always reaching for that next level.

We use a unique way into character building involving THE CHAKRA APPROACH, a technique founded by Murisa that utilizes the body as your instrument and the chakra energy centers as the notes, which can be played singularly or layered together to strike a chord of emotions concretely based in the body through intention. We also offer a very specific way of breaking down a script so that you constantly fulfill the director's vision, leading to more bookings. At About The Work, all acting classes are individually based on your specific needs and goals. By providing the space to feel comfortable to stretch yourself beyond your comfort zone, we help you create your best work on a consistent basis.

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Artistic Director Murisa Harba

Learn from recognized  BACKSTAGE EXPERT  Murisa Harba. Read her most recent  Backstage  article  HERE .

Learn from recognized BACKSTAGE EXPERT Murisa Harba. Read her most recent Backstage article HERE.

WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY

ABOUT THE CLASS

Every acting class starts with a full vocal and physical warmup so that we can approach the material from a place of openness.  Finding that neutral place and releasing unwanted tension is a necessary task before diving into the material. We explore every part of attacking a scene -- as a cold read, having it for some time to make choices (audition style), getting in to the nitty gritty of it (conservatory style) and then performance in costume ready to be filmed. Classes are limited to 16 students and every student works in every acting class.

“I walk out of every session with a cathartic feeling and confidence to walk into any table read, audition and first day on set.  At About The Work you do not attend a class you are coached and mentored. Before any big audition I visit About The Work to give me the confidence and understanding of the role I am reading for. After the commitment and time I have put in with Murisa during our private coaching sessions I have noticed an increase in call backs and bookings.”

~Sheri 

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